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The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines stated on Friday that the military and other maritime law enforcement agencies are prepared to defend Filipino fishermen from China’s “anti-trespassing policy,” reinforcing the fishermen’s right to fish in the West Philippine Sea. General Romeo Brawner Jr. reaffirmed that Filipino fishermen should continue their [...]

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Since the UN’s establishment in 1945, the body has been pivotal in maintaining global peace and security. A critical instrument in its arsenal is the ceasefire resolution, primarily used by the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a vehicle for showing the overriding will of the Council in times when tensions are high. These resolutions often [...]

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Former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverley McLachlin announced her retirement as a Non-Permanent Judge (NPJ) in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (HKCFA) on Monday following the June 6 resignations of two other overseas NPJs, UK Lords Collins and Sumption. “It has been a privilege serving the people of Hong [...]

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China Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong accused the US on Sunday of undermining security in the South China Sea, citing the extraterritorial forces led by the United States pushing forward military deployments and operations in the region. After attending a series of senior officials’ meetings on East Asian cooperation, Sun told the reporters that China [...]

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Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) arrested Ugandan environmental activist Stephen Kwikiriza in Kampala under “alarming circumstances,” according to a press release published on Wednesday by the group the Environment Governance Institute (EGI). Stephen Kwikiriza is an environmental activist and a human rights defender who works with the non-governmental organization EGI. He is from the Kingfisher [...]

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Beijing’s Tiananmen Square saw increased security measures on Tuesday, in response to the 35th anniversary of China’s suppression of pro-democracy protests on the site. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police arrested four individuals and thwarted efforts to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Tuesday’s security measures involved the emergence of “bridge watchers,” who prevent gathering and [...]

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The Chinese government is silencing discussion and commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, according to a statement released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday. June 4 will mark 35 years since the Chinese military attacked civilian protestors in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989, allegedly killing and wounding thousands. No official death toll has even [...]

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The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2731 (2024) on Thursday, extending for one year the sanctions regime imposed on South Sudan that includes asset freezes, travel bans and an arms embargo. The Resolution received nine votes in favor, none against and six abstentions from Algeria, China, Guyana, Mozambique, Russian Federation and Sierra Leone. The council [...]

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